I have had a few post about this job I’ve been working on in Dallas. It has been most definitely a job a perseverance.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
There have been times that I have wanted to throw in the towel. No matter how mad I got I just kept working and getting it done. I have had to completely redo a shower. Had to disassemble a bathroom cabinet to be able to get it to fit. We’ve had electrical issues that weren’t my fault. We’ve had door issues. We’ve had paint issues where I literally had to get a new painter to satisfy my client.. I had to rebuild a cabinet for the refrigerator on site because they changed refrigerators on me. These are just a list of some of the major things that have gone wrong. The garbage disposal was installed two weeks ago and now it’s bad and has to be changed out. The list goes on, I’ve never had this kind of experience before on a job. To make matters worse it’s in Dallas Highland Park which is an hour away. I always said I would never work in the Dallas area and I went against my number one rule and it cost me dearly. So a lot of the trials have been my own fault but a lot of them haven’t.
I had another instance Tuesday morning where I wanted to walk away.
I chose not to. Here’s where the shift happened. I’m driving down the road with the radio off just complaining to God like “that really does any good.” And right in the middle of my thought process I hear “finish with excellence.”
Let’s be honest here. That really upset me. But after a few minutes I started to feel peaceful and then I read my devotion
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:You will have opportunities to curb frustration that arises on every level of your experience. Foster and maintain peace, patience, and tolerance. Let righteousness rule in every circumstance. Remember that other people are more important than achieving your own desires and goals, says the Lord. Luke 21:19 “By your patience possess your souls.”
God always seems to speak to me when I don’t want to hear him and it seems like he never speaks to me when I do want to hear him.
I am grateful.
Honestly, I just want my client to be happy. I went above and beyond yesterday to get some things done that wasn’t even part of my scope. I fixed the stuff anyway because I want my job to be 100%
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, ESV
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, picture Christ in the person you are doing it for; it makes such a difference when you put your heart into it. The Mirror
Can you imagine just for a moment how different your life would be, how different your attitude would be. If you pictured Christ in every person that you came in contact with?
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In many ways, I needed this this morning. I even read it twice.